SS-EN-12479 Wood poles for overhead lines - Sizes - Methods of measurement and permissible deviations

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This European Standard specifies methods of measuring the sizes of solid wood poles for overhead transmission and telecommunication lines and limit deviations that are taken into account for the acceptance of the poles. It is applicable to both hardwood and softwood poles. This standard covers only single poles under cantilever and/or compression loading. For example, this standard does not cover poles used as beams. The provision of poles for use in any overhead line or cable infrastructure shall take into account a range of factors not covered by this standard which will necessitate the specification by the end user of complementary and synonymous attributes to those defined in this standard. This refers to requirements for a number of factors including safety, overhead plant, handling, fittings, installation machinery and working practices including climbing.

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SS-EN 12479

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Publication Date

Aug. 16, 2002



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International Equivalent

EN 12479:2001 IDT